Hadith Survey


Ḥādīth literature is the greatest legacy of Prophet Muḥammad and his family. Yet most Muslims do not engage with aḥādīth enough. Through “Hadith Survey” we aim to increase this engagement. In fall 2023, we began with al-Kāfī Book V: Belief and Unbelief. Each week, we covered a few chapters by reading and discussing selected traditions that are emblematic of the chapters. In this way, we moved rapidly through a large work and increased our familiarity with its contents. This term, we will continue from chapter 38.

New students are welcome to join.

Survey Structure:

  • Students must attend one weekly Zoom session with Shaykh Rizwan. In these sessions, he will introduce the chapters to be covered and share one or two traditions from each.


  • It is advised that students be at least 16 years old.
  • Students must keep webcams on for the duration of each live session.


  • There will be no homework for these sessions. However, students are encouraged to follow along with the Arabic or with a translation.

Dates and Timings:

  • Dates: Week of Jan. 28 to Week of Jun. 9, 2024 (15 Weeks)
  • Break: Classes will be suspended for the duration of the month of Ramadan (Mar. 10-Apr. 10)
  • Weekly live session: Tuesdays 9-10pm EST (click here to convert this to your timezone).

Attendance Policy:

  • Though this survey is different from our regular courses, we will still enforce our attendance policy. You will be allowed only one unexcused absence per term. Further absences are grounds for expulsion. Preplanned absences for work and travel must be approved by the admin@islamic-literacy.com. Medical and family emergencies must be explained before or soon after to the admin@islamic-literacy.org.

Course Fee: 

  • $35 administrative fee

Deadline to Register:

  • Register by Jan. 24, 2024


  • Al-Kāfī by Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Yaʿqūb al-Kulaynī


Click the button above to enroll in this course.